The expansion in the traffic of refrigerated cargo, coupled with economic pressures, has led to important developments in refrigerated cargo vessels. The conventional refrigerated cargo vessel is being replaced by the fully containerized vessel in the liner trades and the small fast reefer designed provisionally for carriage of fruit or frozen cargo on a tramping or charter basis. In this paper, the insulation and refrigeration requirements of both conventional refrigerated transport and container ships are discussed, with specific reference to the design of air ducts and temperature control systems. Improvements in the use of pallets and packaging are examined. Changing conditions in the fishing industry have led to an increase in the number of vessels which freeze and store fish at sea. The refrigeration techniques are briefly reviewed. Order from BSRA as No. 50,013.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Merritt, J H
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Accession Number: 00194227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM